Student/Staff Compact

See the Code of Conduct – Staff and Affiliates and the Code of Conduct for Students

1. Staff/student engagement

Staff will:

  • be respectful, recognising the value of different life experiences,
    cultures and beliefs
  • provide opportunities for student consultations, and display these times on staff offices
  • be responsive to student feedback, formal and informal
  • ensure currency of curriculum content
  • provide optimum conditions for learning within the clinical experience where this is within Sydney Nursing School's control (for example, ensure students have the appropriate level of supervision during clinical practicum including a clear outline of scope of practice for student’s clinical placement)
  • provide students with an accurate Sydney Nursing School organisational chart

Students will:

  • be respectful, recognising the value of different life experiences, cultures and beliefs
  • participate in providing feedback through formal and informal mechanisms, and take responsibility for engaging in feedback loops
  • work within the set scope of practice and exercise responsible behaviour during each clinical practicum
  • be respectful in lectures and other classes of other students’ desire to participate and learn
  • be aware of who are their relevant unit of study coordinators, year advisors and program directors

2. Accountability

Staff will:

  • ensure that students have access to Sydney Nursing School and University policies related to student matters
  • adhere to the University’s Code of Conduct
  • respond to student email and phone communication within three working days

Students will:

  • familiarise themselves with and adhere to Sydney Nursing School and University policies related to student matters including those related to attendance at classes and clinical practice
  • adhere to the University’s Code of Conduct

3. Scholarly attitude

Staff will:

  • ensure safe and supportive learning environments for all students
  • provide research-enriched and evidence-based learning

Students will:

  • demonstrate commitment to, and active engagement with, their learning including active participation in tutorial activities and discussions
  • take responsibility for their own self-directed learning responsibilities, including meeting specified deadlines, being prepared for lectures, tutorials and clinical practice placements
  • regularly engage with all e-learning sites, MyUni and University email to keep up to date with changing information, including clinical learning information

4. Learning Resources and Environments

Staff will:

  • ensure the timely availability of sufficient resources to achieve
    learning outcomes, including, dedicated time to orientation and
    induction activities which aid a student’s awareness of course
    requirements and learning outcomes
  • provide sufficient learning spaces (virtual, informal and formal) to
    achieve learning outcomes
  • be respectful of learning environment, equipment and resources

Students will:

  • be respectful of learning environment, equipment and resources
  • take responsibility for appropriate and active engagement within learning environments and through appropriate use of resources

5. Assessment (Coursework students)

Staff will:

  • provide sufficient feedback for explaining grade and areas for
    improvement within 4 weeks of submission
  • be available to those students who wish to meet to gain further
    feedback in order to improve their performance in assessments once written feedback has been provided
  • provide grade descriptions and marking criteria where applicable
  • provide sufficient guidelines for the Faculty Referencing Style

Students will:

  • Meet assessment deadlines and accept penalties unless extensions have been previously granted (one-week extensions and special consideration)

6. Assessment (Research students)

Supervisors will:

  • supervise the student to craft a thesis in accordance with Faculty
    and University Resolutions

Students will:

  • undertake such instruction as requested by research supervisors and/or postgraduate coordinator in accordance with the University Higher Degree by Research Rule
  • meet timelines for thesis submission